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Olympic medalist Nick Goepper returns home for celebration at Perfect North

Nick Goepper is from Lawrenceburg, Ind. (File) Nick Goepper is from Lawrenceburg, Ind. (File)
LAWRENCEBURG, IN (FOX19) -

Nick Goepper, fresh off his Silver Medal victory in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, returned home for a quick visit and celebration of his success.

The Lawrenceburg, Indiana native won a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Goepper was honored as the only two time Olympian and the only Olympic Silver Medalist from Lawrenceburg, Indiana. 

"I can't express my appreciation enough for this community and your support," he said. 

When Goepper snagged second place in the men's ski slopestyle he gave a shout out to Perfect North in the process. 

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"He literally was here from a little guy, just lapping the park, and it is very true that it's about practice and repetition and putting in the effort. Just sort of leaned into the camera and said 'what's up Perfect North slopes,'" GM and Co-Owner of Perfect North Chip Perfect said.

Goepper thanked those who have stood by his side along his journey to success.

"I knew I had a great fan base back here," he said. 

Goepper also shared advice with aspiring athletes: have fun, work hard, and you can accomplish big things. 

Leaders of Lawrenceburg recognized the hometown native with a special gift and revealed a set of signs that will rest roadside all over the city. 

"There's only one way to continue this story, and that's with a gold in four years," Goepper said. 

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